Refer Your Case to Our Attorneys

Handling Cases in Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s & Prince George’s Counties

The Farmer & Klopfer is a trusted and experienced personal injury and criminal defense firm in Waldorf. Thanks to our growing reputation and record of successful case results, we are proud to be able to say that many of our cases come from other law offices and attorneys, many of whom are in northern Maryland, who need assistance in one way or another. We are fully familiar with Maryland Rule 1.5(e) for split co-counsel and referral fees, so entering a fee-sharing agreement with our firm is always easy and stress-free.

We primarily take referrals from attorneys who are:

  • Out-of-state but have an important case in Maryland or Washington DC.
  • In Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, or Prince George’s Counties but do not have the means of handling a case in southern Maryland.

If you are in the same sort of situation yourself, then please consider working with our attorneys today to create a fee-splitting or co-counsel agreement. When you choose our team, you choose legal professionals who are dedicated to upholding the utmost practice ethics and your client’s very best interests. The majority of the referral cases we handle are managed in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s Counties.

Why We Should Be Your First Choice for Referrals

When you need to refer a case to another law firm, you have to accept that the words and actions of that other law firm reflect on your own practice as well. If you rush to let just any law firm act as co-counsel or take over your client’s case, then it could look poorly on you if that firm is unprofessional, inexperienced, inattentive, or otherwise unable to give your client and law firm the respect they deserve.

Our team of personal injury and criminal defense attorneys from Farmer & Klopfer promise to treat every referred client as if they were our own from the beginning. Every client is shown total dedication. Every case is seen as if it was the most important one in the world because, for that client, it is.

Consider the ways that we stand out from others when choosing a firm for a referral:

  • Case results: First and foremost, you need to know that we can win when it counts. Our law firm has a long history of successful settlements and verdicts. For personal injury cases, we are always looking for ways to maximize the claim’s value, which gets you and your client the most money if the case concludes successfully. We are also never afraid to go to court if the situation calls for it because we have tough, experienced litigators on our team.
  • Trust of our peers and communities: There is a lengthy list of happy client testimonials that our attorneys and law firm have earned throughout the years. But it is not just local clients who trust us, but also other legal professionals. We have gained a reputation for being lawyers for lawyers who find themselves unable to manage a case, perhaps due to unfamiliarity with the topic matter, overly busy schedules taking up too much time already, or distance from the client or relevant courts.
  • Communication: There is nothing worse for a referred case than a communication breakdown. We are committed to keeping you and your client updated with each case progression. Or, if you know you will be busy with other cases, then you can inform us to update you less regularly while still keeping your client informed. It is all part of the way we prioritize what your firm needs to be confident that we’re capable of living up to your standards when handling a referred case.
  • Fairness: We are well-versed in the split co-counsel and fee-splitting rules as outlined by Maryland Rule 1.5(e) and others. You know you can expect a fair fee arrangement that respects the work that every attorney and law firm has put into the client’s case.

Refer to a Firm That Exceeds Your Expectations

Do you have a criminal defense or personal injury client who needs a case handled in southern Maryland, but your law office is in the north? Are you currently unable to manage a case because you have too many cases already, or you aren’t comfortable with the topic of concern? Now is the time to talk to our attorneys from Farmer & Klopfer about referrals!

We most often take cases in:

  • St. Mary’s County
  • Calvert County
  • Charles County
  • Prince George’s (PG) County

Don’t delay another day. Call (301) 265-2220to speak with our team today.

Contact Our Firm to Learn More about Our Fee-Splitting Arrangements

While Farmer & Klopfer has offices in Waldorf, we provide representation throughout the entire state of Maryland.

For attorneys wishing to speak to us about referrals and our fee-splitting arrangements, please contact our firm online or call (301) 265-2220.

The opinions that matter Most

Read our 5-Star Reviews
  • Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with

    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

  • Thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning

    “From the initial consultation, I knew I needed James Farmer and his team on my side. He was thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning, prior to even hiring his firm. Once I officially hired his firm, he and his colleague Mr. Melvin Allen moved to strategically place me in the best position possible. They supported me throughout the process by making sure I understood what was happening and I felt extremely grateful to have them on my side! Long story short, my case was successfully completed with a favorable outcome! An outcome I couldn’t even imagine was possible but Mr. Allen’s expertise, strategy, and courtroom presence made it all possible! My wife and I are forever grateful and will always look to this firm on any future needs and you should, too!”

  • Thank you, Mr. Farmer, and may God bless you in your future endeavors.

    “You and your team have given my family our son back. No amount can adequately compensate for that gift! I can only hope our heart-felt thank-you and 'God bless you' will somehow offset the imbalance.”

  • Could not have asked for a better group of attorneys to handle our legal problem

    We could not have asked for a better group of attorneys to handle our legal problem. James Farmer and Melvin Allen were very knowledgeable, confident and successful in handling our case. I will definitely be referring this Law Firm to others.

  • Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck

    “James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!”

Referral Agreements

Fee-Splitting & Referrals

A large portion of the business we do at Farmer & Klopfer comes to us as referrals from other attorneys.

While some of the referrals from attorneys are due to their law firms not working in personal injury representation or civil litigation, we sometimes receive referrals from attorneys who do not have the resources to handle extremely complex civil cases.

Many of our referrals are also from out-of-state attorneys who do not regularly practice law in the state of Maryland.

To learn more about referring a case to our Waldorf personal injury lawyers, contact us online or by phone at (301) 265-2220 today. 

Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Referring Attorneys

The Farmer & Klopfer does everything in its power to earn the trust of referring attorneys and our clients.

The fee-splitting relationship we have had with other attorneys has proved extremely positive. While there are no guarantees regarding the ultimate results concerning any civil case, we do zealously advocate for all of our clients and will strive for the best possible outcome.

Call (301) 265-2220 or contact us online to learn more about our referrals.

Our attorneys have provided personal injury and civil case representation for over 40 years. We have a reputation for success, having secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clientele.

We received the 2014 Top Litigator Awards in recognition of the million-dollar cases we have won. Most importantly, we cater to the needs of our clients and provide them with the most ethical representation. We pay specific attention to details and take great care to never jeopardize a case.

How Our Fee-Splitting Arrangement Works

Any fee-splitting arrangement that Farmer & Klopfer engages in will remain consistent with the Maryland Lawyer’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Specifically, this includes Rule 1.5. We hold to this arrangement in the event of personal injury cases tried on a contingency basis or other civil cases with a different sort of billing scheme. Should any dispute arise regarding the fee arrangement, this will also be resolved according to Rule 1.5.

It is important to understand that fee-splitting is not the same as a referral fee. Rule 1.5 prohibits receipt of a fee for simple referral of a case to another firm. In addition, the referring attorney in a fee-splitting arrangement must be designated as co-counsel. This means that the referring attorney is jointly responsible for the case, even when not actually participating in trying the case. For this reason, we make ourselves available to referring attorneys at all times, and we continually keep these attorneys informed regarding the status of the case.

To discuss a fee-splitting arrangement, please contact Attorney James E. Farmer about your specific case.

work with the best

  • Committed to Improvement

    We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.

  • A Record of Results

    Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.

  • Renowned in Our Field
    We are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
  • Fearless Advocacy
    We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
  • Valuable Insight
    We know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.


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